Fragment of wand

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–about 1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, III 4^1, Hall A

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 0.4 x 6 cm (9/16 x 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1779

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Fragment of curved wand incised with hieroglyphic signs, being the name of a “King’s Mother”

Provenance

From Kerma - III 4l, Hall A. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition